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Architecture firm unveils plans for world’s tallest wooden skyscraper in Japan

TOKYO-If you think about the tallest structures in Japan, the capital city’s iconic towers immediately come to mind, with Tokyo Tower standing at 333 meters in height, and Tokyo Skytree, the tallest tower in the world, measuring in at


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New $213m Cement Plant part of LafargeHolcim’s Indian expansion plan

LafargeHolcim will strengthen its presence in India with the construction of a new cement plant in the state of Rajasthan in the North of the country. The CHF 200 million investment will serve customers in the


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Singapore to set up S$5bil rail infrastructure fund this year

SINGAPORE: Singapore will set up a new Rail Infrastructure Fund worth S$5bil this year for major rail lines ahead, said Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat. “This can be topped up in future years when our fiscal


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Indonesia suspends infrastructure projects after string of accidents

JAKARTA: Indonesia suspended on Tuesday the construction of elevated infrastructure projects, including rail and roads, after a series of accidents raised questions about the safety of a government drive to upgrade transport networks. Minister of Public


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Arup signs contract to help Philippines build $11bn worth of infrastructure

The Infrastructure Preparation and Innovation Facility (IPIF), supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), has contracted out the first of three consulting packages to help the Philippine government prepare several complex infrastructure projects worth more than


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South Korean casino city could be the new Las Vegas

Chinese developer LongRunn signed a deal last Sunday with the Incheon Free Economic Zone to build a casino city in South Korea. Sprawling for 76,000 square metres in Yeongjong Island, Diamond City is set to rival


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Nations mull ‘Belt and Road’ alternative

Australia, the US, India and Japan are talking about establishing a joint regional infrastructure scheme as an alternative to China’s multibillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative in an attempt to counter Beijing’s spreading influence, the Australian Financial


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Singapore construction sector plummets by 8.4% in 2017

Weakness in construction demand will impede the sector’s growth in 2018. The construction sector shrank by 8.4% in 2017, the only industry that registered negative growth. The low output was caused by 29.1% decline in the


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Singapore’s Oxley bags Yangon station project

YANGON — Singapore-based real estate company Oxley Holdings and its consortium partners have been named the preferred bidders for redevelopment around the Yangon Central Railway Station, a $2.5 billion project by government estimate. The company has


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Difficulties of Building atop Existing Infrastructure

Building flats on top of existing infrastructure is possible but it involves many technical difficulties. Speaking to the media after the Task Force on Land Supply meeting today, its Chairman Stanley Wong said it would be


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